A 600-hp hatchback? Yes, please! Hyundai has teamed up with California-based Bisimoto Engineering to prep a super-hot version of its Elantra GT hatchback that turns out – you guessed it – more than 600 hp. The fortified Elantra GT is being readied for the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show.
Amazingly, Bisimoto was able to milk the super car-like horsepower out of the Elantra GT’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder. However, the entire engine was rebuilt with a slew of new Bisimoto parts: steel rods, an intake gasket, injectors, web level 2.4 camshafts, and (of course) a turbo kit. Other upgrades include a Golden Eagle sleeved block and intake manifolds, NGK Iridium spark plugs, a Spearco intercooler, a larger radiator from Griffin, an AEM 320lph fuel pump and water-methanol kit, custom headwork by Portflow, and Kinsler fuel filters. Keep in mind that the stock 2013 Elantra GT makes just 148 hp from its naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter I-4.
To help handle the added power, Bisimoto has also applied quite a few chassis upgrades. Most notable are the full roll cage, coilover suspension, and sway bar. The tuner has also swapped in an Action 2MS clutch and 18-inch Buddy Club P1 Racing SF Challenge wheels. Beyond the wheels, other exterior modifications include an ARK body kit decked out in custom laminated graphic body wrap, hood and aero upgrades, and a Burns Stainless muffler and exhaust hardware.
Inside, the Bisimoto Elantra GT is ready to race with racing seats with full harnesses, a Racepack IQ3 dash, and an Odyssey ER-25MJ dry cell battery. Make sure to stay tuned for the Bisimoto Engineering Hyundai Elantra GT’s official debut at next week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.